New West heritage on Flickr

I came across a fabulous collection of photos lovingly detailing many of New Westminster’s historical buildings on Flickr today. From Queens Park jewelboxes and historic churches to humble peaked-roof homes on the Brow of the Hill, it showcases  the variety of architecture and neighbourhoods in our beloved city.

These particular photos were taken by a Coquitlam photographer with a passion for heritage buildings who goes by Bob_2006. Thanks for capturing all this, Bob!

I love checking in to see what our local talent has shared on Flickr. Another great source for photos of New West is the Royal City Flickr photo pool, which has 122 members! Many of New West’s archival photos are also online (though not, unfortunately, on Flickr … would be so much easier to search).

While I’m on the subject of photography, I also wanted to share that the Royal City Farmers Market is planning a monthly photo contest this year. Just tag your market photos with RCFM2009 in the Royal City Flickr Pool and you’ll be entered to win some swag.

Update: For more on Bob Hare’s work documenting heritage buildings around the Lower Mainland, check out fellow hyperlocal blogger’s post from the Tri-Cities point of view.

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